Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

CALIFORNIA:  Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

BBC Channel 4′s Drug Show To Have Volunteers Smoke Cannabis

CANADA: Marijuana is a class B drug in the United Kingdom and will still get a person arrested for possession of the drug.

Notwithstanding, Channel 4 will air a show entitled “Drug Live: Marijuana” which will have willing volunteers smoke either a placebo, cannabis resin (mild), or skunk marijuana (strong marijuana) in a controlled laboratory. Leading experts Professor Val Curran and Professor David Nutt will carry out the trial. [Read more…]

BBC Channel 4′s Drug Show To Have Volunteers Smoke Cannabis

CANADA: Marijuana is a class B drug in the United Kingdom and will still get a person arrested for possession of the drug.

Notwithstanding, Channel 4 will air a show entitled “Drug Live: Marijuana” which will have willing volunteers smoke either a placebo, cannabis resin (mild), or skunk marijuana (strong marijuana) in a controlled laboratory. Leading experts Professor Val Curran and Professor David Nutt will carry out the trial. [Read more…]

A Link Between Marijuana, Schizophrenia Is Tenuous

NEW YORK: Samuel T. Wilkinson’s attempt to tie marijuana to mental illness (“Pot-Smoking and the Schizophrenia Connection,” WSJ op-ed, July 2) is reefer madness all over again.

The evidence indicating a causal relationship between marijuana consumption and mental disorders is “neither very new, nor by normal criteria, very compelling,” according to research published in the journal Addiction in 2010.

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